The Alt Hotel Ottawa Airport will be Germain’s third hotel in the nation’s capital and third airport location in the chain. The hotel will also become Montreal-based Germain’s 20th property.
Germain announced plans for the project in 2019 but halted it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A scaled-down version of the original plan will comprise 178 guest rooms, meeting rooms, a gym and a full-service restaurant.
Germain’s other airport hotels are located at Toronto’s Pearson International and Stanfield International in Halifax. The company said the Ottawa project will cost approximately $55 million.
“The unwavering dedication and resilience displayed by the Germain team in overcoming numerous hurdles stand as a testament to their commitment to Ottawa-Gatineau,” said Mark Laroche, the Ottawa International Airport Authority’s president and CEO, in a news release.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.